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Legislative Reports

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publications & resourcesReports presented on this page include those required by state legislation. Special studies related to diabetes in the state may be described here as well.  Click on "Diabetes Data" in the navigation bar for state diabetes surveillance reports.

Statewide Assessment of Existing Programs for the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes

Chapter 103, Texas Health and Safety Code, requires the Texas Diabetes Council (TDC), in conjunction with developing each state plan to prevent and control diabetes, to conduct a statewide assessment of existing programs for the prevention and treatment of individuals with diabetes that are administered by the Health and Human Services Commission or a health and human services agency, as defined by §531.001, Government Code. The Executive Summary, entitled Diabetes in Texas - A Call to Action, is the TDC’s strategic plan for state fiscal years 2016-17. 

» Statewide Assessment of Existing Programs for the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes (PDF 4 mb)


» Diabetes Mellitus / Hemoglobin A1c Registry Program (PDF 208 kb)

Description: A biennial report, to be submitted no later than December 1 of each even-numbered year, concerning the effectiveness and number of public health districts participating in the statewide voluntary diabetes mellitus registry.


Health and Human Services Commission Reports

» Texas Diabetes Council Addendum to Report on Gestational Diabetes in Medicaid: Prevalence, Outcomes, and Costs – January 2015 (PDF 81 kb)

» Gestational Diabetes in Medicaid: Prevalence, Outcomes, and Costs – August 2014 (PDF 2 mb)

Description: A report to identify the impact of gestational diabetes on the Medicaid population, including an analysis of cost implications, the number of pregnant women screened and diagnosed, and patient outcome measures. In consultation with the Texas Diabetes Council, the published report recommends strategies to reduce the impact of the condition and to improve outcomes for this population.

» Texas Medicaid Diabetes Treatment and Prevention Report (Senate Bill 796) – December 2014 (PDF 163 kb)

Description: A biennial report, to be submitted not later than December 1 of each even-numbered year, that identifies HHSC’s priorities for addressing diabetes within the Medicaid population.

» Report on Direct and Indirect Costs of Diabetes in Texas – December 2012 (PDF 365 kb)

Description: A report giving an estimate of the annual direct and indirect costs to both the public and private sectors of preventing diabetes and treating individuals with diabetes in Texas.

» Diabetes Self-Management Education Pilot Report – October 2012 (PDF 371 kb)

Description: A two-year Medicaid demonstration project started on March 1, 2011. Eligible clients received Diabetes Self-Management Education for a minimum ten hours in Year 1 with a minimum three hours of medical nutrition therapy, followed by a minimum two hours of diabetes education and two hours of medical nutrition therapy in Year 2. The purpose of the pilot was to measure the progress of program participants enrolled using specific health outcomes for diabetes disease management. Because of statewide transition to Medicaid managed care, the pilot ended after Year 1 on February 29, 2012.


» Minimum Standards for Diabetes Care Under Managed Care in Texas (link to tdctoolkit.org)

Description: TDC Minimum Practice Recommendations Flow Sheet and latest revisions of patient treatment algorithms available online.


Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force Reports

» Addressing Chronic Kidney Disease in Texas - Implementation Update to January 2011 Report  (January 2013, PDF, viewing information, 884 kb) 

» Addressing Chronic Kidney Disease in Texas - Report of the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force (January 2011, PDF, viewing information, 1.7 mb)

» Addressing Chronic Kidney Disease in Texas - Report of the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force (January 2009, PDF, viewing information, 1 mb)


» Children’s Lifestyle Intervention Program (CLIP) (October 2008, PDF, viewing information, 217 kb)
A community lifestyle intervention pilot program improves health status of sixth graders at risk for diabetes.

Description: HB 3735 (80R) authorized the Department of State Health Services and the Texas Diabetes Council to create a diabetes pilot program at Memorial Health System of East Texas that would provide a comprehensive approach to promoting the prevention and treatment of diabetes and acanthosis nigricans. Memorial Health System could solicit, accept, and administer gifts and grants for the purpose of the pilot, but could not use state funds to administer the pilot. Memorial Health System was required to submit this report describing the effectiveness of the pilot program and recommendations for continuation of the program to the Texas Diabetes Council by October 1, 2008. This pilot program will expire September 1, 2009.


» Texas Health Insurance Coverage for Prevention and Screening of Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Diabetes (June 2007, PDF, viewing information, 202 kb)

Description: Prepared by the University of Houston Network for Evaluation and Training Systems and the University of Houston Health Law and Policy Institute, this report identifies the scope and nature of prevention and screening coverage pertaining to cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, diet and weight control, and tobacco cessation services provided by Texas HMOs, and examines how those services differ by HMO product line (commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare).


» Pediatric Diabetes Research in Texas (December 2002, PDF, viewing information, 399 kb) Publication Number: E45-11653

Description: The 77th Texas Legislature in 2001 mandated the creation of a Texas Pediatric Diabetes Research Advisory Committee to develop a plan to research pediatric diabetes and medical conditions associated with diabetes within the state. The report from the Texas Pediatric Diabetes Research Advisory Committee to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives recommends that diabetes in children be a reportable disease and that the state create a Texas Pediatric Diabetes Research Resource.


» Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents Statewide Action Plan (PDF, 205 kb) January 2001, Publication Number: E45-10960

» Putting the Brakes on Diabetes: A Community Planning Guide to Improve Health and Nutrition for Texas Children and Adolescents and Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes (PDF, 407 kb) January 2001, Publication Number: E45-10961

Description: The product of a twelve-month study, the Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents Statewide Action Plan outlines the significant steps that should be taken to combat this emerging problem in Texas. Also view the companion to this report, Putting the Brakes on Diabetes: A Community Planning Guide to Improve Health and Nutrition for Texas Children and Adolescents and Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

Last updated February 17, 2015